Mustang Memorial Plaza

Mustang Memorial Plaza (HMPRW)

Location: San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 San Luis Obispo County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 17.853', W 120° 39.908'

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On October 29, 1960, a chartered aircraft carrying the Cal Poly Mustang Football Team crashed on takeoff at the Toledo, Ohio Airport. Sixteen Mustang football players, the team manager, and a Mustang booster were killed in the crash and twenty-two others were injured. Mustang Memorial Plaza is dedicated to their memory.

[Second Marker at the Memorial]
The 1960 Cal Poly Football Team
First Row (L-R): Don O'Meara, Don Adams, Russ Woods, Benny Martin, Coach LeRoy Hughes, Marshall Kulju, Bob Johnson, Bill Stewart, E. Gary Van Horn

Second Row (L-R): Dick McBride, John Reardon, Mike Young, Dean Carlson, Roy Scialabba, Jim Ledbetter, Brent Jobe, Doug Minton, Clark Tuthill, John Bell, General Owens

Third Row (L-R): Ted Tollner, Norton Engen, Walt Shimek, Gil Stork, Al Marinai, Lynn Lobaugh, Guy Hennigan, John Ramsey, Wayne Sorenson, Rod Baughn, John Brennan, Fred Brown

Fourth Row (L-R): Athletic Trainer Terry Betterton, Team Manager Wendell Miner, Joe Copeland, Curtis Hill, Larry Austin, Roger Kelly, Billy Ross, Ray Porras, Bill Dauphin, Carl Bowser, Skip Stratton, Coach Walt Williamson

Not in Picture: Mustang Team Booster Pete Bachino, Rudy Bezmarevich, James Fahey, Vic Hall, Coach Sheldon Harden, Dr. Arthur James, Telegram-Tribune Sports Editor Johnny Nettleship, Coach Howie O'Daniels, and Jerry Williams
Year Placed2006
Placed ByCalifornia Polytechnic State University
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 3:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 712305 N 3908541
Decimal Degrees35.29755000, -120.66513333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 17.853', W 120° 39.908'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 17' 51.18" N, 120° 39' 54.48" W
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Area Code(s)805
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 125 California Blvd, San Luis Obispo CA 93405, US
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